Megan Anderson Speaks On Her UFC Departure
Megan Anderson has issued a statement following her UFC exit.
Anderson competed against Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Title on March 6. The title bout served as the co-headliner for UFC 259. Anderson was submitted in the first round via armbar.
As it turns out, this was the last fight on Anderson’s UFC deal. The promotion will not be re-signing her.
Anderson has spoken out on her UFC departure through a Twitter post.
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) March 11, 2021
“In light of the news that came out yesterday, I wanted to address my fans, and say thank you for all the love and support you have sent me over the past few days.
Saturday night was fight number 6 of my 6 fight deal with the UFC. I had an amazing run with the promotion, culminating in a UFC world title fight. If you know me and the journey I have been on, just to reach the pinnacle of the sport is something I am incredibly proud of. I want to thank my team and everyone at the UFC for the past 3 years, it’s been amazing to perform for my fans on such a big stage.
I’m looking to rest up and heal from my injuries before I decide what is next for my MMA career. Regardless of what the UFC decides to do with the Women’s 145 division, there are plenty of opportunities for me across the world to continue to do what I love.
Thank you all, and stay tuned!”
Anderson went 3-3 during her time with the UFC. The three losses were against Nunes, Felicia Spencer, and Holly Holm. The victories were against Cat Zingano, Zarah Fairn, and Norma Dumont Viana.
Outside of the UFC, Anderson is a former Invicta FC Women’s Featherweight Champion. She went 4-1 under that promotion. Time will tell whether she returns to Invicta FC, heads for Bellator, moves up in weight for PFL, or goes to another organization.